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CONAN ON YOUTUBE FOR A BUCK DAY AFTER RELEASE

November 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Only a day after Lionsgate’s Conan the Barbarian was released on home video, the movie popped up on YouTube’s Dollar Theater Collection — a collection of recently released movies that can be streamed online for 99 cents. The collection also includes such major theatrical hits as Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part […]

APES SWINGS TO THE TOP AGAIN

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of the top movies earned more at the box office on Sunday than their respective studios had estimated. <I>Rise of the Planet of the Apes </I>fell 49 percent in its second weekend to $27.8 million, crossing the $100 million mark after just ten days and bringing its domestic gross to $105.2 million. In second […]

TRIUMPH OF THE APES

August 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

That tight, five-way race at the box office that had been predicted between holdover Rise of the Planet of the Apes and four new entries failed to materialize, except — arguably — between the top two films. Apes rose to the top again with a solid $27.5 million, down about 50 percent from last week’s […]

APES RISES — AND SO DOES CHERNIN

August 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Peter Chernin, who was believed to be the likely successor to Rupert Murdoch until Murdoch made it clear that he wanted one of his sons to take over when he stepped down, must have been experiencing a profusion of schadenfreude Monday as final box office figures showed that the first film from Chernin Entertainment, Rise […]

APES RULES THE WORLD

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes made monkeys out of the box-office forecasters again this weekend. For the second week in a row the top film’s estimated grosses bore no comparison with the predictions of the experts. Last weekend, they overestimated the likely performance of Cowboys & Aliens; this weekend, they […]

WILL MOVIEGOERS GO APE OVER LATEST PLANET?

August 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

How much of a rise will 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes give the box office? Not an especially big one, according to box-office forecasters, who were notably way off in their calculations last week, when they predicted that Universal’s Cowboys & Aliens would do much more business than it did […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE CHANGE-UP

August 5, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Just as you are likely to have to do a lot of digging to find a negative review for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, you’re going to have to do the same to find a positive one for The Change-Up. It’s another one of those movies in which one character gets locked into […]